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concerns about a new health insurance tax. it's going to be taxing health insurance because that does the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish of making coverage more affordable and getting people into the system. >> robert, thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you very much. >> and tomorrow an msnbc exclusive. president obama and chris matthews. chris will interview the president for a special edition of the "hardball" college tour from american university. tune in thursday night at 7:00 and 11:00 eastern here on msnbc. >>> and was he asleep at the wheel? william rockefeller, who was at the controllers of the train that crashed in new york sunday, has told police he, quote, zoned out. he indicated to co-workers he may have nodded off before the train sped into a dangerous curve at 82 miles an hour, nearly three times the speed limit. >> that momentary lapse, he was not able to catch in time. by the time he did and he put the controller -- took the power off and went to emergency, it was too late. >> four people were killed, more than 60 injured. the ntsb has interview
a chance. what are the alternatives? you're not going to tax rich anymore. they criticizes as redistributionists. the cupboard is bare when it comes to fixing inequality. >> the president is speaking out to it. he's trying to assure the base he's aware of their concerns, chris cillizza. that speech he did yesterday resonated with democrats. what can he do. there's one pitch by progressive maebs of congress and allies that he could do mng by executive order. i'm not sure that's exactly true. he could affect what federal contractors pay. there's disagreement how much he could do by executive order on the minimum wage. >> andrea, i think it's unlikely, only because he would not wade into that territory at the moment, sort of a x-ray area what he could do, what he couldn't do. the speec he gave was a recognition. the speech he gave in kansas, it's very similar to the speech he gave yesterday. these are things he has talked about, inequality, growing divide between wealthy and middle class and sort of poor folks in this country. the problem there is while he has addressed thain
that sequester. cuts to special interest tax breaks. we've been denied an opportunity to vote on that just like the comprehensive immigration bill. >> what about iran. president rouhani gave an interview over the weekend basically saying iran has it right and will have the right to enrich uranium. he's pocketing that as something achieved from the negotiations not something decided in the final agreement six months from now. what about congress pushing -- certainly in the senate pushed by menendez, council on foreign relations impose sanctions or at least the threat of sanctions. where do you stand on that? the president is fight it tooth and nail. >> yes, andrea. two things. first of all, you know the expression right tonight rich is not in the agreement. it says you have to have a neutraly agreeable program. i think both would agree right to free speech dnd on being able to veto anything he said, you would not think that was a right to free speech. with respect to additional sanctions, we should be very careful. we need to tread very carefully here. the reason iran is at the table, the reason
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